This is an undergraduate research blog for Catastrophic History: Natural & Technological Disasters (or alternatively, HISTORY 3CH3) at McMaster University.

My topic of choice is the AIDS crisis, which I will be exploring over the course of this term.

To learn more about the project, you can read my research statement.

To learn more about the AIDS crisis, you can check out the ACT UP archival webpage,,, the AIDS Activist History Project, and Visual AIDS.

Background image is Therese Frare’s “The Death of David Kirby,” considered to be an image that changed the face of AIDS in America.